On Thursday, September 17th, Professor Roberta Palumbo returns to discuss Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poet husband, Robert, and two of his most famous dramatic monologues. Before he became Elizabeth’s lover and husband, Robert had already written two masterpieces, still often anthologized, about a too faithful lover (Porphyria’s Lover) and a murderous husband (My Last Duchess). Both dramatic monologues of possessive love present very modern insights into human motivation. She will also answer your questions about Robert’s life after Elizabeth’s early death. Did he again become a lover and a husband?